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  • The State of the African American Maleby Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher; Vernon C. Polite

    Michigan State University Press 2010; US$ 23.95

    The circumstances affecting many African American males in schools and society remain complex and problematic. In spite of modest gains in school achievement and graduation rates, conditions that impede the progress of African American males persist: high rates of school violence and suspensions, overrepresentation in special education classes, poor... more...

  • Stories of Scottsboroby James Goodman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.95

    "A rich and compelling narrative, as taut and suspenseful as good fiction. In places, Stories of Scottsboro is almost heartbreaking, not least because Goodman shows what people felt as well as what they thought." -- Washington Post Book World To white Southerners, it was "a heinous and unspeakable crime" that flouted a taboo as old as slavery. To... more...

  • Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of Americaby W. E. B. Du Bois

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 10.95

    Comprehensive, well-documented 1896 classic draws upon a wealth of primary source materials to examine the South's plantation economy and its influence on the slave trade, the role of Northern merchants in financing the slave trade during the 19th century, and much else. more...

  • Tales of the Congareeby Edward C. L. Adams; Robert G. O'Meally

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    This volume brings back into print a remarkable record of black life in the 1920s, chronicled by Edward C.L. Adams, a white physician from the area around the Congaree River in central South Carolina. It reproduces Adams's major works, Congaree Sketches (1927) and Nigger to Nigger (1928), two collections of tales, poems, and dialogues from blacks... more...

  • Telling Historiesby Deborah Gray White

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    The field of black women's history gained recognition as a legitimate field of study only late in the twentieth century. Collecting stories that are both deeply personal and powerfully political, Telling Histories compiles seventeen personal narratives by leading black women historians at various stages in their careers. Their essays illuminate how--first... more...

  • Three African-American Classicsby W. E. B. Du Bois; Frederick Douglass; Booker T. Washington

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    This essential collection comprises a trio of the most influential African-American writings of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Exploring such themes as slavery and its abolition, the struggle for equality, and the impassioned rise from bondage to international recognition, each landmark book is a founding work in the civil rights literature... more...

  • Three Narratives of Slaveryby Sojourner Truth; Harriet Jacobs; Mary Prince

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Straightforward, yet often poetic accounts of the battle for freedom, three memoirs by courageous black women vividly chronicle their struggles in the bonds of slavery, their rebellion against degrading injustice, and their determination to attain racial equality. In Narrative of Sojourner Truth , one of the most important documents on slavery ever... more...

  • The Tragedy of Lynchingby Arthur F. Raper

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Thorough accounts and analyses of more than 20 lynchings that occurred in America during 1930, prepared by a commission composed of Southern scholars and investigators. Each lynching is examined in detail, including the formation of the mob, behavior of the police, and economic background of the area where the crime occurred. more...

  • Trustbuildingby Rob Corcoran; Tim Kaine

    University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    "Trustbuilding, using personal narrative and exhaustive reporting by Rob Corcoran, chronicles how Hope in the Cities has moved what looked like an immoveable barricade. The job is not done, but Hope in the Cities has provided a map for the future."?from the foreword by Governor Tim Kaine The national director of Initiatives of Change... more...

  • Upbuilding Black Durhamby Leslie Brown

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    In the 1910s, both W. E. B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington praised the black community in Durham, North Carolina, for its exceptional race progress. Migration, urbanization, and industrialization had turned black Durham from a post-Civil War liberation community into the "capital of the black middle class." African Americans owned and operated mills,... more...